A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 27, 2018
“They all laughed when I wore one puff pastry boot. But now the choux’s on the other foot”

Choux pastry has had many “choux is on the other foot” puns. “Accidentally stepped on a chocolate eclair someone had dropped. The cream squirted onto my left trainer and the choux was on the other foot” was posted on Twitter on May 13, 2010. “They said I couldn’t wear pastry round my left ankle. Now the Choux’s on the other foot” was posted on Twitter by Pundamentalism on May 12, 2011.

“They all laughed when I wore one puff pastry boot. But now the choux’s on the other foot” was posted on Twitter by Pundamentalism on September 19, 2013.


Wikipedia: Choux oastry
Choux pastry, or pâte à choux (French: [pɑt a ʃu]), is a light pastry dough used to make profiteroles, croquembouches, éclairs, French crullers, beignets, St. Honoré cake, quenelles, Parisian gnocchi, dumplings, gougères, chouquettes, craquelins and churros. It contains only butter, water, flour and eggs. Instead of a raising agent, it employs high moisture content to create steam during cooking to puff the pastry.

Wiktionary: the shoe is on the other foot
Phrase
the shoe is on the other foot

1. (idiomatic) The roles of people in a situation have been reversed, such that the advantage has shifted to a party which was previously disadvantaged.

Twitter
Michael
@iwrotethis
I thought I had won the pâtissier contest after covering two thirds of the 36” counter in cake, but the choux was on the other foot.
8:09 AM - 20 Jul 2009

Twitter
Mersey Mal
@MerseyMal
Accidentally stepped on a chocolate eclair someone had dropped. The cream squirted onto my left trainer and the choux was on the other foot.
5:24 AM - 13 May 2010

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
They said I couldn’t wear pastry round my left ankle. Now the Choux’s on the other foot.
3:39 AM - 12 May 2011

Twitter
Matt Winning
@mattywin85
My mum didn’t allow me to eat profeeteroles as a child. So I became a pastry chef but refuse to cook for her. The choux is on the other foot
9:23 AM - 7 Jun 2011

Twitter
Carl
@thatmagicbloke
My mate keeps laughing at me for dropping my pastries. He wouldn’t laugh if the choux was on the other foot.
8:08 AM - 3 May 2012

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
They all laughed when I wore one puff pastry boot. But now the choux’s on the other foot.
1:38 PM - 19 Sep 2013

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
They all laughed when I wore one puff pastry boot. But now the choux’s on the other foot.
5:15 AM - 7 Aug 2014

Twitter
Ben Shute
@Ben_Shute
I’m really hoping I get to make a choux is on the other foot related pun tonight #MasterChefAU
5:39 AM - 7 Jun 2016

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Codename: Gary Seven
@Supervisor1_9_4
My wife said my idea of using eclairs as slippers was crazy. Well the choux’s on the other foot now.
3:00 PM - 22 May 2017

Twitter
Alf
@whoelsebutalf
Accidentally dropped a Chocolate Eclair on my left Sandal today and my wife laughed.
I bet she wouldn’t be laughing if the Choux was on the other foot though.
#1PUN
8:00 AM - 28 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 • Permalink